Finding the perfect vintage tee is like finding a needle in a haystack: it requires months of painstakingly pouring through rack after rack of not-so-cool tops and online vintage shops. Alternatively, you can get the perfectly lived-in look by splurging on a designer tee like this or this, but I just can’t bring myself to spend a few hundred dollars on a ripped shirt. I mean… seriously?? After I started seeing cool, distressed tops on some of my favorite bloggers and style icons, I started thinking about how I could create a DIY distressed t-shirt myself and get the exact look on a budget.
Back-to-school season is upon us, folks! Personally, I’m super excited about this. I was always that over-eager kid who asked her mom to take her to Target for school supplies the moment we got the list from the school. And clothes? I spent hours and hours shopping and planning my first-week-of-school outfits in my head until I was satisfied that I was going to put my best foot (and new shoes!) forward. Inspired by this feeling of fall and new beginnings, I’ve rounded up my favorite vintage-inspired varsity pieces that conjure images of freshly mowed football fields and perfectly dusty chalk boards. All the pieces are under $100, so get to clicking!
source: varsity stripe sweater
Full disclosure: I am a bit nervous about writing this post and have actually been putting it off! My goal with my no shopping challenge for 2018 was to share quarterly check ins with you guys. But, as you can probably guess from my silence about it, I’ve gotten off track. And when I say ‘off track,’ I mean really, really off track… The last time I shared an update, I was doing so well, but I think between travel and a few really tempting sales, I have lost sight of my goals. So it’s time to come clean with you guys, confess what I bought, and set some intentions for moving forward!
It’s been a balmy 80 degrees here in Seattle lately, which has felt very tropical to us Pacific Northwesters who are used to chilly, grey days. And while the sun has been nice, it’s also made me crave a true escape to a destination that boasts turquoise waters, white sand beaches and plenty of palm trees. I’m still undecided as to where I want to book my ticket. But I’ve already started my packing list because, well, I love shopping. Grab yourself a piña colada to get in the spirit and check out my picks for your tropical vacation packing list. All for under $100!
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With all of my travels over the past few weeks, it’s a wonder my head is still attached to my body. To say I’ve gotten a bit disorganized is an understatement. I’m usually sliiightly scatterbrained, but throw in travel and jet lag… and, well, I’m a hot mess. Case in point: during my recent 10-day trip to the east coast, I forgot to pack a pair of glasses! This means that not only did I forget to wear glasses to the airport (thankfully, I didn’t drive myself there), but I also walked around without glasses on for a full day before I realized what was missing.
Oops. Let’s just say that I was more than grateful when Zenni reached out to partner on a post because I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to remedy my mistake, try out some new frames, and share an awesome eyewear resource with you guys!
White is definitely my favorite color to wear. I have an affinity for breezy white tops, white denim, crispy white shirts and sundresses… you name it, if it comes in white, I’m pretty sure I love it. And summer is the perfect time to rock an all white look. Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this season’s best summer whites — and they all ring in under $100!
One of the most important things I think I can do for my closet right now is pick out the things that are most versatile. I totally understand that wearing the same thing over and over again can feel a little blah. And who wants blah? Not me. This is why I’m teaching myself to reimagine and mix and match. It’s actually really fun and kind of makes me feel like I’m shopping my own closet. It’s amazing the combinations you can find when you actually stop to look at what you already own.
So I’m going to challenge you to spend a little time in your closet. Pick out your most versatile items and see what kind of combos you can come up with!